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      2 Peter 2:4 4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast
      them down to hell<#5020 TARTAROO>, and delivered them into chains of
      darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

      5020 tartaroo {tar-tar-o'- o}
      Meaning: 1) the name of the subterranean region, doleful and dark,
      regarded by the ancient Greeks as the abode of the wicked dead, where
      they suffer punishment for their evil deeds; it answers to Gehenna of
      the Jews 2) to thrust down to Tartarus, to hold captive in Tartarus
      Origin: from Tartaros (the deepest abyss of Hades);; v
      Usage: AV - cast down to hell 1; 1
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      http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/ Tartaros

      In classic Greek mythology, below Heaven, Earth, and Pontus is
      Tartarus, or Tartaros (Greek ÔÜñôáñïò, deep place). It is either a
      deep, gloomy place, a pit or abyss used as a dungeon of torment and
      suffering that resides within Hades or the entire underworld with
      Tartarus being the hellish component. In the Gorgias, Plato (c. 400
      BC) wrote that souls were judged after death and those who received
      punishment were sent to Tartarus. As a place of punishment, it can be
      considered a hell. The classic Hades, on the other hand, is more
      similar to Old Testament sheol.

      In Greek mythology, Tartarus is both a deity and a place in the
      underworld even lower than Hades. In ancient orphic sources and in the
      mystery schools Tartaros is also the unbounded first-existing "thing"
      from which the Light and the cosmos is born.

      In Hesiod's Theogony, c. 700 BC, the deity Tartarus was the third
      force to manifest in the yawning void of Chaos.

      As for the place, the Greek poet Hesiod asserts that a bronze anvil
      falling from heaven would fall 9 days before it reached the Earth. The
      anvil would take nine more days to fall from Earth to Tartarus, making
      it approximately 40,000 miles deep. In The Iliad (c. 700), Zeus
      asserts that Tartarus is "as far beneath Hades as heaven is high above
      the earth." As a place so far from the sun and so deep in the earth,
      Tartarus is hemmed in by three layers of night, which surround a
      bronze wall which in turn encompasses Tartarus. It is a dank and
      wretched pit engulfed in murky gloom. It is one of the primordial
      objects which sprung from Chaos, the Abyss. Along with Tartarus, Gaia
      (Earth), and Eros, emerged into the universe.

      While, according to Greek mythology, Hades is the place of the dead,
      Tartarus also has a number of inhabitants. When Cronus, the ruling
      Titan, came to power he imprisoned the Cyclopes in Tartarus. Some
      myths also say he imprisoned the three Hecatonchires (giants with
      fifty heads and one hundred arms). Zeus released them to aid in his
      conflict with the Titan giants. The gods of Olympus eventually
      defeated the Titans. Many, but not all of the Titans, were cast into
      Tartarus. Cronus, Epimetheus, Metis, Menoetius, and Prometheus are
      some Titans who were not banished to Tartarus. In Tartarus, prisoners
      were guarded by the Hecatonchires. Later, when Zeus overcame the
      monster Typhon, the offspring of Tartarus and Gaia, he threw the
      monster into the same pit.

      ------------ -- End of quotes from IBID

      Brother Vincent_USA
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